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Foundational Reading Research & Theory - Chapter Summary
The entertaining lessons in this chapter can help you feel confident in your understanding of foundational reading research and theory. Our instructors make it easy to grasp topics like the history of reading instruction, characteristics of literacy theories and the schema-theoretic approach to reading instruction. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Describe historic movements and trends in reading instruction
- Define behavioral, developmental, constructivist, cognitive and social cognitive perspectives
- List and discuss types of literacy theories
- Share details about the whole language approach to reading
- Discuss basal reading programs and Edwin Locke's integrated reading theory
- Explain how to use the schema-theoretic approach in reading instruction
- List and describe research-based reading strategies for teachers
- Provide the definition and examples of academic sources
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1. History of Reading Instruction: Trends & Movements
Reading instruction hasn't always looked like it does today. This lesson takes a look at the history of reading instruction and highlights major trends, philosophies, and approaches to teaching reading.
2. Behavioral, Cognitive, Developmental, Social Cognitive & Constructivist Perspectives
How do different people learn? Not everyone agrees. In educational psychology, there are many differing perspectives. This lesson will differentiate between the following psychological perspectives: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, social cognitive and constructivist.
3. Literacy Theories: Types & Characteristics
The maturationist, emergent, and social constructivist literacy theories have different perspectives on how children acquire literacy. In this lesson, we will discuss the main characteristics of each theory.
4. The Whole Language Approach to Reading
The whole language approach is a term we hear batted around in the educational field, but does anyone really know what it means? This lesson will define the whole language approach and look at the practice.
5. Edwin Locke's Theory of Integrated Reading
Imagine being able to remember hundreds of pages of information more easily. Integrative Reading Theory has the key to unlocking this potential. In this lesson, we will understand key terms, define the theory, and discuss concrete examples of Edwin Locke's four reading levels.
6. What Is a Basal Reading Program?
In this lesson, we explore the basic methods behind teaching a basal reading program and what students, parents, and teachers can expect when a basal program is implemented.
7. Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction
As a reader, are you just absorbing what a text says? In this lesson, we'll discuss the role of schemas in the reading process and how we interpret more than just words on a page.
8. Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers
Learning to read is a complex process that balances multiple components, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, spelling, assessment, and engagement.
9. Academic Sources: Definition & Examples
Find out what academic sources are and what to look for if you're required to use them for research papers and essays. Complete the lesson, and take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
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